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A. Hogue

Birmingham, AL
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  • Hard Luck Hank: Stank Delicious, Book 5

  • By: Steven Campbell
  • Narrated by: Liam Owen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,480
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396

Belvaille has cemented its place as the most important system in the galaxy and Hank is working as an official Factotum, negotiating deals between gangs and noblemen under the watchful eye of the Arch Minister. When his ever-capable butler, Cliston, is approached to become the General Manager of a Super Class glocken team, Hank is hired not only as protection, but as a player. Hank finds himself thrown into the most grueling bloodsport in the galaxy and tasked with finding out how and why players are being abducted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hank grew on me like a fungus; but in a good way

  • By Don Gilbert on 10-03-16

This may be the best one yet

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-16

I laughed out loud at least 10 times. The book was entertaining, funny and interesting.

  • Nightlord

  • Sunset
  • By: Garon Whited
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 36 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,589

Eric didn't ask to be a vampire. In fact he didn't even believe in them. Biting your own tongue with your fangs does a lot of convincing. Even so, being a part-time undead isn't as easy as you might think. It can let you hold down a day job, true, but sometimes the night "life" can be more than a little difficult, what with those bloodthirsty urges and predatory instincts kicking in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ahh no fair no fair

  • By nelson on 10-28-15

More more more

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-21-16

I want more. I can't believe I just sat through twenty plus hours and feel like I want more. This book keeps you on your toes. Every time you think you know what's going to happen... You're wrong. Something new gets thrown in. Lots of fun.

  • The Veil Series (Books 1-3): A Muse Urban Fantasy

  • By: Pippa DaCosta
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 28 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293

Get the first three audiobooks in the Veil Series and discover the urban fantasy story fans describe as mesmerizing and epic!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FILES UPDATED! (11/6/15)

  • By Narratrix on 11-06-15

I don't get it.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-16

It just didn't work for me. The narration was blah, the writing boring, and it just kinda dragged on and on. The whole first book could have been done in two chapters without her whining and being weak and then suddenly flipping to being strong just to turn around and whine and be weak again.

I'm giving up after a book and a half. Just don't care.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Liquid Fire

  • The Skindancer Series, Book 3
  • By: Anthony Francis
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

For millennia, ancient factions of wizards have closely guarded the secrets of liquid fire - distilled from the blood of dragons and the magical key to unbelievably powerful spells. Now, Dakota's flirtation with a fireweaver while visiting San Francisco engulfs her in a magical feud. Forced to defend herself with her masterwork, a powerful dragon tattoo, Dakota becomes the target of superstitious magicians who believe she's summoned the spirit of a dragon....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still Cant Stop

  • By DRDEANCLAN on 06-10-16

What was that?

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-15

Why was that book so long? Why do we have to learn so much about ever single freaking move of all these different martial arts? Seriously, she would go off about 2 step ,3 step ,basket weave blah blah blah. No idea what was happening. Every action scene I got lost. And I'm not dumb or unable to follow. It was just so badly written and self indulgent. Every step, like it was some kind of learning manual.

The narrator. I don't remember having any problems with her in the first two books, but this was pretty bad. She did the main characters well, but everyone else sounded like idiots. Literally. Like they were dumb. It was weird. Her accents were crap, all of them. Irish, Scottish, and a couple others were just grating. Then the climactic parts. Ummm, what the hell? She sounded like an over dramatic friend retelling a story while trying to be quiet. Dakota would be screaming and the narrator would do a weird over exaggerated whisper scream. I have an hour left of the book but had to turn it off. I don't even care what happens. I can't follow it.

I don't know what happened. I enjoyed the first two books, and this had some good parts. Overall, I don't think it's worth the time it takes to get through it or the frustration.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Killing Floor Blues

  • Daniel Faust, Volume 5
  • By: Craig Schaefer
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

Faust has been caged, buried, cut off from his allies and his magic. His enemies think they've won. They're about to learn, the hard way, that this is one sorcerer who always has a trick up his sleeve. Nobody has ever escaped from the Iceberg. But the Iceberg has never had a prisoner like Daniel Faust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book in the Series So Far

  • By Glenn on 12-12-15

Meh

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-15

The last book was really good; this one was just so-so. The whole being in prison thing took too much time for no reason. There were some good parts, like the dead king and his nuns, but otherwise blah. Towards the end of prison it all caught up, but we were 2/3 done. I look forward to the next book to see where it goes.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Predator One

  • A Joe Ledger Novel, Book 7
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,378
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,072

On opening day of the new baseball season, a small model-kit airplane flies down from the stands and buzzes the mound, where a decorated veteran pilot is about to throw out the first ball. The toy plane is the exact replica of the one flown by the war hero. Everyone laughs, thinking it's a prank or a publicity stunt. Until it explodes, killing dozens.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Maberry needs to get Ledger back to his roots.

  • By Marcus on 04-28-15

Not the best, but worth a credit

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-15

It's not bad, it's just not as exciting as the others. Kind of depressing, really.

  • Killing Pretty

  • A Sandman Slim Novel
  • By: Richard Kadrey
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,295
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198

James Stark has met his share of demons and angels, on Earth and beyond. Now he's come face to face with the one entity few care to meet: Death. Someone has tried to kill Death - ripping the heart right out of him - or rather the body he's inhabiting. Death needs Sandman Slim's help: He believes anyone who can beat Lucifer and the old gods at their own game is the only one who can solve his murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr Kadrey has penned another winner!

  • By L. Brobeck on 08-01-15

Love me some sandman slim

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-15

This was like a super bonus book; I thought the series ended with the last one! I enjoyed the new story line and all the regular cast of characters. Keep them coming!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Plain-Dealing Villain

  • Daniel Faust Volume 4
  • By: Craig Schaefer
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376

It's hard to make a dishonest buck in Sin City, especially when a rogue FBI agent is gunning for your head. Flat broke and one step ahead of the law, Daniel Faust flees Vegas and lands in Chicago, where a risky heist promises to fill his pockets with cash.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining, if a bit repetitive

  • By Sailfish on 12-22-16

Best book in the series so far.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-15

This is a great addition to the series. A whole new story line is introduced at the very end, I can't wait for more books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Winter's Demon

  • Vesik, Book 3
  • By: Eric Asher
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

Some things can never be undone. The horrors I've defeated - or even caused - with my own hands...they are nothing compared to what's coming. Philip Pinkerton has brought his madness upon my family, my own blood. His army of necromancers is on the move, harbingers of a great darkness. I fear the war has begun...and damn, I don't get paid enough for this.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Story lagged a bit, but

  • By A. Hogue on 07-02-15

Story lagged a bit, but

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-15

Story lagged a bit. Even though they were always moving, it was easy to drift off. Towards the end there's no drifting. It gets good and leaves you wanting the next book now.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • From a Drood to a Kill

  • A Secret Histories Novel
  • By: Simon R. Green
  • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192

Some call me Shaman Bond, but I was born Eddie Drood: the latest in a long line of folks who chase monsters out of closets for a living to keep humanity safe from all that is dark, demonic, and just downright evil. Needless to say we've made our fair share of enemies over the centuries - and made some questionable bargains.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best in a great series

  • By Donald Wilson on 06-21-15

Meh

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-15

Not the best in the series. The lady faire (last Drood book) was really good, this one was kind of boring.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful